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Scholars have identified participation in voluntary associations as a central component of civic engagement for younger and older people alike. However, there has been little longitudinal examination of how such participation potentially fluctuates across multiple periods of the life course, as well as the extent to which involvement in youth is associated with participation in later life.
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Name: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
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Involvement in community activities or programs.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Programs in which participation is not required.
Involvement of members of the community in the affairs of that community.
Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.